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Analysis and comments on Because I could not stop for Death -- by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 92 of 262, added on March 7th, 2012 at 5:56 PM.
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Comment 91 of 262, added on February 10th, 2012 at 7:00 AM.
Because I could not stop for Death –

The line “Or rather – He passed us –” is a little jarring. It marks a
sudden shift in mood. Indeed, it is the defining pivotal element of the
poem. Before, things were rather casual, reflective, full of light, and
somewhat pleasant. But then suddenly it´s shudderingly chill and dark. Even
time is turned on its head it seems, and there´s a feeling of floating away
from earthly underpinnings into a weird time-warped realm where immortality
morphs into eternity. A most remarkable poem indeed!

John Townsend from Mexico
Comment 90 of 262, added on July 28th, 2011 at 5:56 AM.
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Times are changing for the better if I can get this olnnie!

Maralynn from Mongolia
Comment 89 of 262, added on July 27th, 2011 at 9:37 PM.
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You keep it up now, undertasnd? Really good to know.

Charlee from Trinidad and Tobago, Republic
Comment 88 of 262, added on March 21st, 2011 at 3:51 AM.
wonderful poem

this poem shows that death is not the worst thing in our life and that he
is very well mannered and comes when one longs for it the most, the poet
certainly longed for her death and she thanked him for showing his civility
and as a gesture of thanks he compromised her leisure and labor!!

kaushal ghimire from Nepal
Comment 87 of 262, added on August 13th, 2010 at 2:06 AM.
The cycle of life

Perhaps the poems meter can be taken as the rythmical,steady rotation of
the hearst's wheels or even the eternal ticking of life's clock? All life
works in cycles. The enivitablity of death resonates throughout the poem.
Life is a procession. This poem reminds us of the final lonely journey that
awaits us all.

Paul from Australia
Comment 86 of 262, added on November 29th, 2009 at 10:24 AM.
Teaching of Literature

This poem reminds us to be prepared for death.Although talking about death
would be scary for those who have no contentment in his/her life. But the
poet presents this masterpiece of how to treasure everything, her passion
for death would only mean that she valued life(Immortality. She's a great
poet that she able to present the poem expressively.She's really a great
poet indeed!

Gem from Philippines
Comment 85 of 262, added on November 26th, 2009 at 5:00 AM.
I wrote a song on this poem

I wrote a song on this poem. You can listen to the song on my web site:
www.crabtree.narod.ru
Go to the section "Works for Voice and Piano"-"Songs in English" and
download the MP3 file. Sorry for not clear pronounciation of the words. It
was sung by a Russian singer.
To get a full version, please, write to me.
lesliecrabtree@yandex.ru

Leslie Crabtree from United States
Comment 84 of 262, added on March 26th, 2009 at 1:59 PM.

hiiii. this poems so cool . it makes me apprechiate hannah

Caleb from United States
Comment 83 of 262, added on February 25th, 2009 at 11:07 AM.

The poem does indeed signify death. The speaker is going on a daate in a
carriage with death. And there is a chaperone (immortality) The reason for
this is because in Emily's time they were required

Kalan from United States

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Information about Because I could not stop for Death --

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 712. Because I could not stop for Death --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Nov 10 2002


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